Winged Messengers: Angels Spiritual History in Art

In many world religions and cultures, angels exist as attendants, guardians, warriors, and messengers of a supreme being. Artists took these interpretations and created paintings, sculptures, and other priceless masterpieces for churches, cathedrals, and cemeteries. The English word “cherub” is derived from the word “angel,” hence cherubs appearing as young, childlike angels. Most often, angels […]

Just 40 Days until Christmas!

It’s hard to believe but December 25th is less than 40 days away! In just a month, folks who celebrate Christmas will be marking this major holiday, and many of us host holiday parties well before that date. If we want to celebrate in style, and to impress people of all ages, we need to […]

The Versatility of High Quality Angel Statues

There are garden statues that look better in a classic, ordered, Victorian setting, and others that look best when paired with sculptures of dragons, wizards, and other fantasy-themed decor. Most will look fine when placed in any part of the garden but certain statues make a much better fit when displayed in a corner, next […]

Halloween Gothic Surprise

Halloween is coming and we can start decorating any day now! Although there’s no official rule for when we can start putting cut-outs of ghosts and witches in the windows, most folks at least wait until October to get the yard ready for the spookiest day of the year. The cooler October weather, increasingly early […]

Creative Ideas for Fantastic Halloween Displays

Halloween is many things to different people. For the kids, it’s that special day when they can dress up in costumes and get lots of free candy. For many adults, October 31s is the biggest party day of the year. For others, it’s just another day on the calendar. Whether we fill a bag with […]

Beautiful Garden Decor for Rainy Days

Summer is often synonymous with sunny days but we can’t have clear skies every day of the week.  A reality check usually comes in the form of occasional showers and thunderstorms during the summer months, but the rain doesn’t have to ruin our day. We need that water to help the garden grow, replenish reservoirs, […]

It’s Black Friday at Design Toscano!

On Thanksgiving, we relax and feast with family and close friends. It’s a lovely day to sit back and truly enjoy a peaceful, stress-free holiday. It’s good that we get so much rest on Thanksgiving because the weekend right after Turkey Day hosts the biggest, busiest shopping days of the year. Although most of us […]

Happy Thanksgiving, 2015 from Design Toscano!

Turkey Day is here again! This wonderful holiday is a treasured time to share with family and close friends. Most of us start the day by preparing the feast, and finish it with football games and a Thanksgiving snooze. This year, take advantage of the commercial breaks to save 20% on gifts for family members […]

Angel Statues for the Winter Holidays

Angels have captivated people for more than 2,000 years. Even in modern times, there are people who claim to have seen beatific beings of lights and winged angels who kept them safe during accidents and disasters. Whether one believes in angels or not, we can all agree that sculptures of angelic winged beings are wonderful, […]

It’s a Huge Weekend Sale at Design Toscano!

Friday is here and it’s time to celebrate! Whether rooting for the home team, shopping for Halloween decor, or just enjoying fun, autumn days, we are all happy that the weekend is here. At Design Toscano, we are celebrating this first weekend of October with big savings on all of our sale items. Buy any […]